Banned Books in Australia A Special Collections-Art in the Library Exhibition

Inga Hanover

To the Retired Librarian

Inga Hanover, To the Retired Librarian


In this work I am exploring the idea that banning sometimes happens by ‘default’ or ignorance; some secondary school shelves have been emptied of ‘the classics’ and perceived dry wordage to make way for not just the trendily snappy new publications, but also for new technologies, computer pods/labs displacing shelves. Ironically, with filtering and safety blocks, legitimate sites in the World Wide Web are blocked, restricting information.

Recycled books, brown wrapping paper, string

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